A lot of people use their computer to play music or watch movies, but occasionally these come in formats that are not natively supported by Windows, so specialized codecs are required. For instance, users can rely on Win7codecs to make sure they can play a wide range of multimedia files without needing any additional apps.
If users are familiar with codecs and they are confident they can identify the ones they require, they can choose the Custom installation mode. On the other hand, beginners are strongly advised to go with the Complete mode and install all the available codecs otherwise they might overlook important ones.
Another aspect worth mentioning about Win7codecs is that the Complete mode automatically removes other codec packs that might have been previously installed onto the host computer to avoid any conflict.
Win7codecs can be used by all those who want to be able to play MKV, MKA, RMVB, Xvid, AMR, MPC, OFR, DivX, APE, FLAC, OGG, OGM, OGV, EVO, FLV or M4B , using only the Windows Media Player integrated within the OS (other players can also be used, so one can choose the playback app they like best).
After installing Win7codecs, users who prefer MKV over other formats are able to get a glimpse of the contents of their files due to the displayed thumbnails – they are also created for other non-native formats, such as FLV.
Those who like to have complete control over the applications installed on their computer can disable various codecs and enable them at a later time via an intuitive tabbed interface.
It needs to be mentioned that Win7codecs can be installed on all editions of Windows 7, be they x86 or x64 systems, but for the latter type x64 Components Addon is required to make sure all codecs run smoothly.